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    July 18, 2012
    4:55 - 5:30am EDT  

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they need to help others. remember this apartment fire earlier this week, it displaysed more that -- displaced more than 50 people. they need help. the work is all volunteer based. the more they have, the better they can serve others. >> it's good to have a ready pool of people especially if we get involved with the large response like randallstown was. >> so if you would like to help during disasters visit the website of the american red cross chesapeake region with a link for that on the website. check it out. if you want something to do fun with the kid, head over to the maryland zoo and see their newest member. you are looking at sparrow born on june 9th before midnight weighing in at 10 pounds. her mama pearl didn't pay apension to the other calves and they were worried but that's not the situation with sparrow. she is all over her. you will be able to see sparrow
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at african watering hole at the maryland zoo. if you have kids in baltimore city schools you know they are hurting for money to repair the buildings. the city is bringing in help. will you see the changes and how long will it take? we have the details straight ahead. and it's one of the hottest tickets on the market this morning. how deep are you going to have to dig to he see the latest batman film yo. are you waking up to what's new in maryland. you are looking at a live picture.
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guy who knows a lot about school funding brings his knowledge and experience to baltimore city schools today. brent jeffcoat took all 80 of greenville south carolina schools and transformed the financially strapped system in six years. so now he is going to help out baltimore city schools. he says he can. he has 35 years experience and he is going to talk about how a
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similar plan could actually work here. we will let you know how it goes. tomorrow we are going to find out who gets nominated for the 64th annual prime time emmy awards. critics think the abc hit show modern family is going to win again. this year's nominee will be unveiled tomorrow morning in los angeles. so we will keep you posted on that. the dark knight opens on friday and already tickets are going on sale. listening to -- listen to this for 100 to $150 on craigslist for a movie. some are more than that. so people have been snatching up the first seats for the midnight showing for the dark knight. now "good morning maryland." >> reporter: we are live in downtown baltimore where the water main break is snagging traffic. detours to know about and what the city is doing to get it fixed. >> some want to play blackjack and some want more places to
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gamble. state leaders come to baltimore to hash this out. taking your kids outside? it's been so hot so many are wondering as you see it's 81 degrees, what am i g's to -- going to do. the big story is the heat and traffic. lauren cook has traffic and mike masco has the traffic. >> reporter: i will let you know he what roads will be shut down coming up in a few. >> all right. as far as the heat. >> here we go. you know it's going to be hot when you start at 81 degrees at five in the morning. humidity cranking 65% with thesouthwesterly wind. in terms of temperatures this is where whoa stand. 81 dover at 80. salisbury at 80. the heat index in the upper 80s. an excessive heat advisory until 9 this evening. so 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. avoid the prolong exposure of outdoors and certainly want to stay out of the sun. gusty winds be a-and -- and hail and lightning a
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possibility going into it -- the evening. 99 today hot and humid. tonight here comes the storms. temperatures around 75. we will show outweekend seven- day forecast coming up in a little bit. let's check on traffic lauren cook in the traffic center. >> reporter: we have good day to crank the air conditioner in thecar. heading downtown, the massive water main break causing problems on light street shut down between redwood and lombard street. stick with hopkins place and mass transit is a great option. no problems through the harbor on fort mchenry tunnel. 695 shows what it looks like on the west side at baltimore national pike. everything up to speed towards liberty road. in overlea at bel air road, no concerns whatsoever up towards 83. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. the water main break is causing headaches for drivers. we are working for you.
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abc2's charley crowson is downtown with more on just how much longer we will have to deal with this issue. good morning, charley. >> reporter: well, good morning. aid big mess and as you said,-- it's a big mess and as you said it's going to last three moreweeks. this is the crux of the problem. two water main lines, one of them a 20 inch pipe about 1914 the date on that one. another one into the 1880s. very old pipes. they just have given way to the time of wear and tear over the years. what the city has done trying to get people back up and running. see the plastic pipes pvc pipes two. one on east side and one on the west side of the street trying to get water restored down here. but as a result of the work, a number of blocks have been closed from baltimore down to lombard. that's going to remain the case for three weeks. now, later today, members of the waste water management group are going to the board of estimates requesting 30,000 dollars in emergency funding to
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repair some of the water main problem. there have been 400 reports of water main breaks since june alone and this is a historic problem as the leader of the department of works talked about yesterday. >> because we have a very ageed infrastructure not only in the water but the sewer side of it too. like for instance this 20 inch main, we know it's been in the ground since the 19 30s. that's over 70 years of being there. and over time, you know, anything becomes brittle. >> reporter: and those pipes could be causing major problems for the coming weekend and week. festivals down at the inner harbor. also just general foot traffic people coming down to the aquarium and will have a day with the family and maybe rethinking the plans right now. also, camden yards is 6 blocks to the west. they won't be back in town until tuesday so we have a little bit of a reprieve until
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then. but computers that's going to be a big headache once again. for the very latest on that, upload the abc2 mobile app to the smart device or go to news. latest to get around the traffic to arrive at your destination about as stress free as you would hope. live downtown at the inner harbor, charley crowson, amount bc2 news. today is the 11th and verry of the -- anniversary of a paralyzing event when the howard street tunnel fire created gridlock for days and made east west travel impossible and canceled o's games it was that badch the fire in the tunnel caused 60 train cars to derail, a water main was involved. the national transportation safety board determined that the fire caused the main to burst making cleanup really difficult. a man who took advantage of customers by overcharging them to pave the driveways is going to receive his punishment today. we followed him for a long time
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and his shady practices. tommy clack is expected to be sentenced at 1:30 in annapolis this afternoon. he doesn't have a valid lies ies to pay and would typically -- license to pay and would typically target the elderly and he faces similar charges in florida and north carolina. he was ordered to pay $200,000 dollars to individuals about 16 individual customers as well as 290,000 dollars in court fees. a push to allow you to play table games in our state comes to baltimore today. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake and the governor and house speaker michael bush are meeting with baltimore cities, the house of delegations and the mayor supports the expanded gambling to allow table games and-- in the planned baltimore casino e wants to call -- he wants to call a special concession once the agreement is reached. the proposal has complicated
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the compromise. the twins took advantage and took a beating to the o's. we are talking 6-4. last night's game was better than monday, the final score 19-7. the twins had 3 hits and rbi and the o's adam jones hit a 3- run homer. so baltimore kept things more interesting. stay with us this morning. if you are waking up with us, you should be thinking aboutmaybe work out a lot of you do -- working out. a lot of you do. soon you may be grabbing pills many we will tell you about a new pill and what the fda aprobed that could help you shed more than 20 pounds. and we know the beaches are a great place to get away, butyou might want to stay there especially after hearing the latest results about seaside living. >> all right. i am meteorologist mike masco and it's hot out there. 81 foaling like 83 downtown.
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-- feeling like it's 83 downtown. we will show outseven-day forecast coming up -- you the seven-day forecast coming up. >> reporter: 895 nice and clear but we are dealing with a massive water main break in downtown baltimore. here's what it looks like this morning. light street remains shut down. i will have the details and we will let you know when this break will be fixed coming up on "good morning maryland." [ male announcer ] we got a real mom
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but it won't happen unless lawmakers act right now. all that money -- and all those new jobs -- will go to delaware, pennsylvania, west virginia. the only loser: maryland schools. tell your delegate and state senator to vote yes for schools, jobs, and small businesses by saying yes to national harbor.
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now "good morning maryland." ten minutes after 5. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. check out this a. time-lapse i know of the amazing northern lights dancing in the nighttime sky. this happened over canada. this happens when electriccally charged particles from the sun collide with the earth's atmosphere. what do you think mike, can i be a meteorologist? >> that's pretty good i don't think i would drop terms like that. but we had another solar system so we may have more coming up. we have the heat coming up in the short-term. heat advisory until 9 this afternoon. this evening rather, and we will get the plan from 83 around the 8:00 hour to 93 around lunchtime and here we go. really hot today.
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99 with the realtime numbers feeling like 105. there are gusty showers and thunderstorms in the mix through the 8:00 hour and we willheadline that and track it to let it know when it hey text the neighborhood. lauren cook is check -- affects the neighborhood lawyeren cook has traffic. >> reporter: -- shall lauren cook has traffic. >> reporter: the water main break causing major problems. light street shut down between lombard and redwood street. stick with hopkins and you might want to use mass transit. as we look at the west side of the beltway at liberty road, notice there's absolutely nothing to get in your way. so it will be a nice calm right ride towards route 40. megan over to you. being a couch potatoe can be nice on occasion but we knew it is too much. some are labeling it as a global pandemic. the comparison that is drawing this morning that got our
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attention. >> reporter: all this heat is taking a beating on crops and farmers. why you could may more at the grocery store. >> 11 minutes after 5. 81 degrees. we want to show you what's going on right now live in downtown baltimore. this is going to affect your morning commute for several weeks now as they work on a water main break. we have live details straight ahead.
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time for health news. a diet and exercise have not worked for you it's not your thing there is a new drug available and they are saying it could help you lose weight. for the second time since june, the fda approved a new prescription diet drug. and patients in clinical trials lost an average of 23 pounds. now some consumer advocates are concerned about the side effects including an increased heart rate, hyperventilation and fatigue and in some cases anorexia. sitting around is just as bad for your health as smoking. according to a study, the problem with inactivity is so bad that it should be considered a pandemic. inactivity is responsible for millions of deaths in the
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united states. in 2008 statistics show it was so bad it is comparable to the number of deaths caused by smoking. not moving leads to obesity and other diseases associated with this such as diabetes and heart disease and if everyone started to do 30 minutes of moderate exercises that's it. every date life expectancy throughout the world would increase by almost a year. all right. not only do we like going to the beach and sitting seaside but it does us some good. it's good for your health. so those who live on the coast they tend to be healthier than those who live further inland. the result of a new study show on average populations living by the sea they report rates of good health more than similar pop layings like away from it. re-- populations living away from it. it could be due to the stress relief by spending time at the beach. i know the traffic might be a headache for a lot of people, maybe she should go to the beach. >> reporter: yacht sounds good.
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maybe we -- yeah, sounds good. maybe we should broadcast from the beach. you might want to stick with mass transit this morning. the water main break causing problems. light street is shut down between lombard and redwood street. stick with hopkins place or fayette street as an alternate. looking live at the harrisburg expressway, no concerns here at york road. it will be a nice easy ride from the maryland pennsylvania state line down to 695. pulling up drive times, no problems over on the beltway. traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83. that stretch will stake you 11 minutes -- take you 11 minutes. so you are look at a typical ride 12 minutes on outer loop from 795 all the way down to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic and here's mike with a look at the forecast. good morning mike it's going to be another hot one. >> it's going to be hot today. look at frederick. starting to see some indication of light coming out. this is the current temperature in frederick. 82 degrees. wow, it's hot and we will be
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talking temperatures well into the 90s later today. 80 dover salisbury at 8 -- 0 -- 80. so we have the heat advisory in effect from 11 this morning going right into 9:00. so dangerous heat this afternoon. expected to be across the area. code red alert activated for the afternoon. cooling centers and pools are opened. utize that -- utilize that at any cost. nothing happening on satellite and radar. a few clouds up stream. let's go over the lakes and you see this, this is a cold front draped over the eastern great lakes. this drops towards the south as we head into your afternoon today. and then we will be seeing the storms firing along the boundary heading into the evening hours and going into tonight. storm prediction center says some storms could be severe gusty winds and hail and dangerous lightning. you have to keep it locked on channel 2. 99 degrees hot and humid late day showers and
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thunderstorms developing again a better threat of the storms tonight with a temperature down 75. your exclusive 7-day forecast shows us 91 on thursday and i think the heat wave is out of here by thursday. but again some storms in the mix and unsettled into friday at 85 and how about this weekend, 85, 88 on sunday, and low humidity and we are into the 80s into early next week. megan. >> all right. 19 minutes after five. hot temperatures lack of rain and not just here but in plays where we get our food is create- - places where we get our food is creating problems. sherrie johnson is live on what you need to know. >> reporter: we are live in rogers forge this morning where it's pretty warm out here. a little bit humid, so we can tell what the day is going to bring. but with all this heat and virtually no rain, that's damaging allot of crops and that means you will -- a lot of crops and that means you will pay more at grocery store. while some farmers received disafter the are assistance,
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there's little being done for local grocers and consumers who will be hit with higher food prices. we are talking about higher produce prices and meat and poultry prices will go up as well. farmers say the long earth heat lingers and the more severe it becomes, the great earth impact will be on prices in restaurants and grocery stores. >> we lost 300 chickens and i mean, they to raise. >> people cut back and shop around and see -- try to manage their money and price shop. >> reporter: so right now, folks are hoping that mother nature takes it easy and the temperatures will cool down in the coming days. reporting live in rogers forge, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. the extreme heat is expected to bake us again today. and this is getting dangerous. five more deaths have been reported in our state and because of the heat, that brings the total to 23 deaths this year. the most recent deaths which
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occurred since july 9th happened in baltimore city harford county washington county and montgomery county as well as prince george's county. president obama is making an offer at that many teachers may find to resist. the plan the president has that could help teachers as they work towards getting more from their students. we have details on that and also ahead, the red cross is looking for you. how you can help the group in this time of need. details on what they need and why. and as we head to break this morning, you are looking at a live picture on light street where crews are working on the major water main break. it's 5:21, 80 degrees. we will have more details on how this affects your morning commute and ways to get around this straight ahead. 3q
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now "good morning maryland." you want your kid to excell in the classroom all of us want this. there's a push to get them to do that especially in science, math engineering but it comes at a cost. the president wants to create a core of master teachers to boost students achievement. top educators would receive a
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salary stipend so this comes at a 1 billion dollar effort andteach verse to commit to multiple years and share what they know with other teachers. you can donate your money and blood but what the red cross is really asking for this morning is your time. the goal is for the organization to provide basics needs such as shelter food and clothing after disasters when a emergency happens. the red cross says they are the ones people call on and need people to help account response. they are not just talking about make disasters like last month's storm. but they need people to show up at fires to help families who lost their homes. >> just to see that someone is there specifically for them to help them and that they are not in this alone. >> so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer week posted the information -- we have posted the information on abc2news.com and look under the
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baltimore county section on the website. a van pulled over to the side of the road and asked for directions. one man did not ask for this. the daring escape he made without his pants on. listen to that. police say they wanted to catch him for a robbery but after what happened here, police want this guy for a whole lot more. we will tell you about this, too. >> that's some compelling tv. maryland's most powerful showing a cold front from the north. we will time it up coming up. lc. >> reporter: well m&m everything up to speed on 695 at bel air road. more on the matter water main break causing problems downtown coming up on good morning maryland. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money, no promises from the fed. chairman ben bernanke says the central bank is not sure if it needs to step in and stimulate the economy. he also says things could get worse if congress failed to resolve the budget impasse.
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the government is investigating complaints about sticky notels in older suv -- notels in older -- throttles in suvs. a new weight loss drug should be available later this year. the fda has approved it for patients who have at least one weight related condition such as high blood pressure, or die peteies or high -- diabetes or high cholesterol. ticket prices are showing for the first showing of the dark knight. scalpers are asking as much as $300 but there are text available at face -- tickets available at face value. that's america's money.
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now "good morning
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maryland." >> we are live this morning in downtown baltimore where that water main break is causing big headaches. a live report what you need to know to get around the problem. >> reporter: educating maryland kids is what a lot of us want. one group will talk about a political issue you will decide on come november. >> you wan the safest car possible to get your kid to school and you can get to work. but the ford vehicles that some say could actually cause you to crash. we have details. good wednesday morning. it's the middle of the week. >> halfway there. >> mike masco is in for lynette charles and lauren cook has been working the phones all morning. >> reporter: there's a bad accident in baltimore county in phoenix. i will have the details coming up on that in a few minutes. >> all right. but in the meantime, we will talk about and maybe we will get a break is the weather. >> we will. by the way, this is what you need today. you need a big bottle of water and light clothes and then we will get a break. here's what's going on. bel air good morn